School Bullying Outbreak - Bullies may think it's funny but harassing peers is no laughing matter. Bullying leads to psychological and physical consequences that outlast the school day. Learn more about what school bullying is, who's likely to be a bully or bullying victim, how bullying is carried out and what we all can do to reduce or eliminate it from our schools.
No Child Left Behind Act
National Indian Education Association – Report on extensive hearings about the impact of NCLB on Native American students. One conclusion: "The effect is increasingly to focus on testing at the expense of efforts to meet individual students' needs or progams focused on Native language and culture"
Education Policy Studies Laboratory (Arizona State University) – Research study by Sharon L. Nichols, Gene V Glass, and David C. Berliner, which found "no convincing evidence that the pressure associated with high-stakes testing leads to any important benefits for student achievement." For example, between 1990 and 2003, the growth of NCLB- like accountability schemes was associated with no increase in NAEP reading scores. On the other hand, the researchers found considerable evidence that testing pressures encouraged students, especially minorities, to drop out of school after the 8th grade.
FairTest – Position paper, "Why 'No Child Left Behind' Will Fail Our Children," by the National Center for Fair & Open Testing. Site also includes detailed analyses of the law, legislative testimony, reports on litigation, federal regulations, fact sheets, news updates, and other resources.
TESOL 2005 Conference – Board-Sponsored Colloquium on No Child Left Behind Policy and English Language Learner Research featuring papers and PowerPoint presentations by Jamal Abedi (UCLA), Jim Stack (San Francisco USD), Sarah Hudelson (Arizona State University), Candace Harper (University of Florida), and James Crawford (NABE). Topics include assessment, accountability systems, literacy, teacher qualifications, and "scientifically based research".